Student project: Electrical Impedance Tomography

At IMEC (Thesis)

This project aims to develop a demonstrator for Electrical Impedance Tomography using state-of-the-art IMEC's bioimpedance chip.

 

What you will do
Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) is the technique to reconstruct the image using impedance measurement. With the multiple electrodes located on the surface of the object, EIT system measures the map of impedances and estimate the internal structure of the object. This technique can be used for (bio-)medical and industrial applications.

One of the challenges in this project is to deal with multiple channels of current stimulation and impedance measurement and long wire for connecting electrodes in the real-world applications. How to minimize the non-ideal factors of the environment is the key to implement a good EIT system.

 

This project aims to develop a demonstrator for Electrical Impedance Tomography using state-of-the-art IMEC's bioimpedance chip. To achieve this goal, the student will perform a characterization of the chip/PCB, build a prototype demonstrator using a phantom model, and develop a graphical user interface (GUI) for real-time visualization.

 

Student tasks:

  • Characterize existing bioimpedance chips/PCBs using known impedance loads.
  • Build a prototype demonstrator using phantom model.
  • Build a graphical user interface (GUI) to visualize image reconstruction results in real-time.
  • Analyze the results.
  • Report and documentation.

What we do for you
You will be working on cutting-edge research on a topic that is relevant to both academic and industrial research groups. To help you in this journey, we offer a flexible environment where you can be the leader of your own research while at the same time have support of experts to complete your tasks.

IMEC has in-house experts in bioimpedance and electronics design who can help you in shaping this multi-disciplinary research project.

 

Who you are

  • You are a Msc student in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and/or Computer Science.
  • You are available for a period of 9 months.
  • You have knowledge of electrical measurements and basic programming languages (matlab, C, C#, etc.) through course and/or project work.
  • You are excited about electronics for biomedical applications.
  • You are entitled to do an internship in the Netherlands.
  • You are self-starter and able to work independently.
  • Good written and verbal English skills.

Interested


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